Failure to stop at Overton, Whitchurch and Grateley

18-Apr-18 17:20 Waterloo to Exeter St Davids failed to stop at Whitchurch and Grateley, with passengers evicted at Basingstoke and Andover to wait for the next train.  The cancellations happened after the train had left Waterloo.  This represents a new low for SWR; gaming the timetable to avoid paying compensation by transferring small delays for everyone (bad enough) into unforgivable discrimination against those using rural stations (already suffering a reduced service).

If this is to be the new model for SWR fixing its terrible punctuality, expect a furious response from users of these stations.  Do you recommend that passengers pull the emergency alarm every day to ensure the train stops according to the timetable?